Afternoon Briefing: City Council Makes Big Moves


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Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed 15-year deal with Commonwealth Edison was temporarily blocked today.

The postponement comes amid concerns that such a monumental agreement should be decided after the upcoming city council elections.

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On December 21, 2022, land was cleared for the Norfolk Southern expansion near Normal Boulevard, south of 59th Street.

The Chicago City Council has been on the move for years over the acquisition of hundreds of homes in one of Chicago’s hardest-hit neighborhoods, despite local grievances, including those representing the area. Approved the expansion of the railroad that has been declining. Please check this out for details.

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A customer speaks to a bartender at the United Center in Chicago on January 23, 2023.

About 650 concessions, United Center food and beverage workers, voted to approve the strike, according to their union, Unite Here Local 1. Please check this out for details.

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Chicago Sky Guards Courtney Vanderslaught (left) and Allie Quigley (14) take the bench against the Connecticut Sun in the 3rd quarter during Game 2 of the WNBA Semifinals Round at Wintrust Arena in Chicago on August 31, 2022. I'm talking in

The WNBA’s free agency officially opens today. Chicago Sky could soon be a completely different team. Please check this out for details.

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Dave Bautista, Abby Quinn, and Nikki Amuka-Bird Play M. Night Shyamalan's Apocalypse Predicting Stranger "Knock on the cabin."

“Knock at the Cabin” is truly a load — 100 minutes of raucousness intended as a steadily growing horror and anti-apocalyptic seminar, writes Michael Phillips. Please check this out for details.

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U.S. Secret Service agents in front of Joe Biden's home on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, January 12, 2021.

The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, but found no classified documents, the president’s attorney said. Please check this out for details.

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